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Flea

Set in the 1969 war between El Salvador and Honduras –better known as “The Soccer War”– an Honduran foot soldier finds a lonely survivor in a raided border town during a recon mission. Moved by mercy, the soldier takes him in and looks after him. Soon enough, the survivor’s presence draws empathy from the Honduran soldier and even from the enemy, who forget about war for an instant as soon as they see him.

Director Biography - Alejandro Irias

ALEJANDRO WAS BORN IN TEGUCIGALPA, THE CAPITAL OF HONDURAS ON SEPTEMBER 8, 1974. 
SINCE HE WAS JUST A BOY , HIS PASSION FOR ART WAS FEEDED BY HIS PARENTS WITH A HOUSE ALWAYS SURROUNDED BY MUSIC, BOOKS AND CREATIVITY .

THEY PROMOTED HIS PASSION BY GIVING HIM IN PLACE OF TOYS , THE CAMERAS HE ASKED FOR HIS BIRTHDAYS AND CHRISTMAS .

ALEJANDRO STARTED HIS PROFESSIONAL CAREER AT 16 YEARS OLD IN ADVERTISING, FOCUSING ON CREATIVITY AND PRODUCTION. 
HE MOVED TO MEXICO CITY TO STUDY CINEMATOGRAPHY AND VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS.

IT HAS CREATED, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED MORE THAN A DOZEN OF TV SHOWS, AN INCONTABLE AMOUNT OF TV ADS AND DOCUMENTARIES AS SO MUSICAL VIDEOS.

ALEJANDRO LEADS A CONTENT AND CREATIVE BOUTIQUE (LAPULPE) AND A PRODUCTION COMPANY , CREATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR FICTION FORMATS (BALAM ENTERTAINMET)

HIS OPERA PRIMA A TV PILOT IN FORM OF A SHORT FILM ; DIVINE JUSTICE HAS GIVING HIM SEVERAL RECOGNITIONS IN AWARDS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD :

- BEST ACTION CRIME SHORT FILM- LONDON INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS.

-  BEST SHORT INTERNATIONAL DRAMA – MANHATTAN FILM FESTIVAL.

- BEST SHORT FILM (PLATINUM AWARD)- WORLD HUMANITARIAN AWARDS/BALI. 
- OFFICIAL SELECTION ICARO- FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE. 
-OFFICIAL SELECTION – TORONTO LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL. 
- OFFICIAL SELECTION- CENTRAL AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL – LOS ANGELES. 
- OFFICIAL SELECTION- IX VIENNA CINEMA FIL CYCLE. 
- SEMI FINALIST – 21 ST FADE IN AWARDS – HOLLYWOOD- L.A 
- PEOPLE´S CHOICE AWARD – FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES EL HERALDO.

CURRENTLY ALEJANDRO IS WORKING ON BRINGING TO THE BIG SCREEN THE LIFE OF THE INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE HEROE , THE CACIQUE LEMPIRA.

IN OCTOBER 2017 FINISH A SHORT FILM INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS THAT HAPPEN IN THE 1969 WAR AFFARE BETEWEEN EL SALVADOR AND HONDURAS : FLEA. 

Director Statement

Flea Is the result of the dreams and hard work of a small crew who loves cinema in a country where there Is no facilities for filmakers in a very poor film Industry, we are very proud to present this shortfilm based on true events .

  • Alejandro Irias
    Director
    Justicia Divina
  • Mattew Sanabria
    Writer
    Justicia divina
  • Alejandro Irias
    Producer
    Justicia Divina
  • Dennis Medina
    Producer
  • María José casanova
    Producer
  • Carlos Corea
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Pulga
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    war, drama, true events
  • Runtime:
    28 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 26, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    17,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Honduras
  • Country of Filming:
    Honduras
  • Film Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
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